Date: 5th June 2021 at 5:00pm
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Journalist Graham Smyth has recently revealed some information about the situation of Raphinha and his future at Leeds.

Raphinha has recently been linked with a move to Liverpool and links have also emerged with the two Manchester clubs in recent days. are said to be leading the race for the Brazilian.

Smyth talked about Raphinha’s future when he appeared on the latest episode of the Inside Elland Road podcast. The journalist stated that Liverpool have not been in contact with Leeds for the winger and there isn’t a race for the player right now either.

Will Leeds need Champions League football to keep Raphinha?

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Smyth urged fans to take any news about there being a race for Raphinha with a big pinch of salt too.

He claimed: “What we can say is that as of five minutes ago, Liverpool have not and have never asked about Raphinha’s availability at Leeds.

“So take with a big pinch of salt, the talk of a race to sign him. If there is a race to sign a player, it means that clubs have started talking. It means that there is a possibility, at least. Liverpool are unaware of what possibility there might be because they’ve not spoken to Leeds.”

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TIF Thoughts on Raphinha’s future…

Considering the links with a move away, this is a fairly critical for any Leeds hoping to keep hold of the Brazilian winger.

During his time at Rennes, Raphinha had made his wishes clear of playing in the Champions League and he wasn’t happy that he was sold for a lower fee to Leeds.

It suggests that if a chance comes, he might look to leave for a Champions League club in the future. If Leeds want to deny that from happening, they may want to push for the places soon.

His performances in the 2020/21 campaign were impressive and if he keeps performing at a high level and Leeds don’t get European football, they may lose him.

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